Hello all! After an absence from the Archive, I'm now placing up a new album. It contains piano-laden pieces I've done over the years I've been doing this, including some that I made specifically for this album.
Here's a listing of each track:
1. My Piano Sings (Part 4) (feat. Joana Smith)
Using Joana Smith's "Our Bed" (check her out at joanasmith.net), myself and my group Tryad weave an impressive, melodic, dark piece, stabbing with group member Vavrek's vocals. (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
2. My Piano Sings (Part 2)
Created (I think) back in 2004, this was a fun, hopping piece with a bass and a nice rhythm.
3. My Piano Sings
The original, made in early 2004 (or late 2003, I can't remember). Uses a very altered sample of "Claire de Lune" to back it.
4. My Piano Sings (Part 5) (feat. E-Train)
Utilizing samples from a friend's first attempt at something, this song sports a piano backing (of course) with strings and a groovy drum section. (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
5. Rain (Fantasia on Gymnopedie No. 1)
A reworking of the Satie piece.
6. My Piano Wakes
Probably my favorite of the new ones for this album (although that's a toss-up with Part 7), this one is a simple melody against the backdrop of rain. Perhaps repetitive at the outset, things begin to change and shape a little after the one minute mark. (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
7. Acid Piano
Using a small sample from Steven J. Kukla's piano variation of "Parisian Bells," this work sports a strong drum backing with hefty rhythms. (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
8. Death of the Little Soldier (a.k.a., My Piano Weeps)
An original piano composition, telling the sad tale of a young man who fought and died in a great war, and is now just a small, frail body lying among his fallen comrades on a forgotten battlefield...
9. My Piano Sings (Part 3)
A favored song among people who like my music, this needs no introduction.
10. My Piano Sings (Part 7)
A strong, powerful piece with layed piano and bass. I highly recommend you get this one, if no other. (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED)
Okay, enough hyperbole - DOWNLOAD!
November 16, 2014 Subject:
I just wanted to let you know I've used "My Piano Sings (Part 5)" in my muaythai training video. I've credited you in the video, and in the description. Well done! It's a good piece of music. Thanks for posting it. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdBKPpqW-bM
April 4, 2009 Subject:
I've really enjoyed your music, so much that I'd love to use My Piano Sings Part 3 for my Cinematographer reel. I hope you don't mind.
July 6, 2006 Subject:
John, excellent work (again). Just as someone said before: these tunes will haunt you, and they're great.
Jon Drews -
June 19, 2006 Subject:
When I first listened to this about a month back I would have said 3 stars. It was ok. DidnÃ¢ÂÂt really hit me that much. Just thought it was pretty cool. But then I was walking around downtown Atlanta and I started hearing these tunes in my head. For the longest time I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt figure out what it was. (IÃ¢ÂÂm sure you guys have run into that) I kept on hearing them echoing in my head for about a week.
Today I figured out what it was while punchinÃ¢ÂÂ the random button over and over again on my mp3 player. John HolowachÃ¢ÂÂs Piano Works.
This stuffÃ¢ÂÂit will come back to haunt you; in a very good sort of way. Compare this to the girl that doesnÃ¢ÂÂt hit you as gorgeous until you get to know her and then youÃ¢ÂÂre jaw drops.
Best served late at night (IÃ¢ÂÂm talking 2-3am) with a very nice subwoofer.
September 9, 2005 Subject:
Un trabajo digno de escuchar.
August 5, 2005 Subject:
This is a great album, some really great stuff in this one. I cant stop listening to it. Way to go once again you amaze me.